Nigeria recorded 213 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the new total to 58,062 in the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle Thursday night, the government agency said 49,606 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus is now 1,103.
Africa has recorded more than 1.4 million cases and over 34,000 deaths.
As of September 22, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 34, 077. There are 1, 412 699 confirmed infections and 1, 158, 751 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 is more than 32 million according to Johns Hopkins University, and nearly one million have died, while some 21.1 million people have recovered.